Up Close. Personal. In Depth.
Lyndy Summerhaze, a woman of many talents - editor, writer, teacher, scholar and amazingly beautiful example of a woman who is ageing esoterically. Lyndy's beauty shines brightly for everyone to see, and it's true - she is Hot at 70!
Hot at 70 and it's not menopause!
I recently went for a swim at a nearby beach – one of those long, deserted beaches where you find dogs and fishermen at play. It was a warm sunny day and I was hot. I only had my swimsuit on – my sarong was tucked away in my beach bag. I stepped out of my gorgeous red i-30 in my new Sea Folly swimsuit feeling like a girl, when suddenly a cavalcade of bikies appeared out of nowhere on the usually deserted road. They caught me by surprise and began whistling and blowing kisses as they drove past. I waved back laughing. It was one of those moments, full of hilarity and delight. When I told a group of women friends one said, ‘They must have been old bikies!’ and we all cracked up laughing. Yes, they might have been, but . . . the truth is I am pretty hot at 70!
I have always been aware of something inside of me that is deep and ageless, something untouched by the raciness and jagged edges of life. This essence is always there in everyone, waiting to be tapped into, never ever lost. And when you do re-connect to it, it brings a newness, a vitality and youthfulness with your presence no matter how old the body is. Yes, when you are older there are bits and pieces that are succumbing to gravity or fast-approaching their use-by date, but this ever-renewing source of fiery love and stillness within is what informs how young and gorgeous we will look and feel. Simple healthy eating, gentle exercise, and a good moisturizer, all support our sense of vitality and youthfulness very well, but never overlook the deep joy and beauty within that belongs to everyone and can be re-ignited through the fire of the inner-heart.